Malayalam Filmmaker Ali Akbar Convert To Hinduism

The tragic loss of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has shocked the entire country. Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and 11 others died in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday (8 December).

However, recently Malayalam film director Ali Akbar came down heavily on people indulging in spreading hate and celebratory messages on social media over the death of the CDS and others killed in an army chopper crash. 

Filmmaker Ali Akbar Convert To Hinduism

Reacting the same, Ali Akbar has announced that he and his wife were giving up Islam in protest against a section of social media users allegedly indulging in jubilation over the tragic death of Chief Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife in a helicopter crash.

He made the announcement in a video shared on social media. ”I am not a Muslim from today onwards. I am an Indian,” the filmmaker said. Slamming those who put smiley emoticons on the news report related to the death of General Rawat.

The filmmaker said he could not stand with the “anti-nationals” anymore. Akbar announced that he and his wife had decided to convert to Hinduism, and chose to be named Raama Simhan Nampoothirippad.

In an emotional Facebook post, he had said it was very difficult for the common man to understand the kind of humiliations and abuses being faced by a Muslim, from his own family and community, while working for the BJP.

About Ali Akbar

Rama Simhan Nampoothirippad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist who works in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with Mamalakalkkappurathu, for which he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director.

In 1996, he won the National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film for Rabia Chalikkunnu. He has directed more than 20 Malayalam films, including Grama PanchayathBamboo BoysJunior MandrakeKudumba Vaarthakal, and Pai Brothers.

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